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A Short on How Zoom Works

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Zoom scaled from 20 million to 300 million users virtually over night. What's incredible is from the outside they've shown little in the way of apparent growing pains, though on the inside it's a good bet a lot of craziness is going on.

One Team at Uber is Moving from Microservices to Macroservices

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There may be an undiscovered tribe deep in some jungle somewhere that hasn’t made up their mind on microservices, but I doubt it. People love microservices or love to hate microservices. There’s not much in between.

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Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

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If you’re hosting your databases in the cloud, choosing the right cloud service provider is a significant decision to make for your long-term hosting costs. This is especially apparent in today's world where organizations are doing whatever they can to optimize and reduce their costs.

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Socratic vs. Euclidean Forms of API Documentation

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I was emailing a service about their documentation and while their doc was good, about one particularly tricky concept they told me that once you use it for a while, that’s when you’ll understand it. In other words: you’ll only understand it after you understand it.

The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book

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You know nothing about DynamoDB. At least that’s what I realized the first time I heard Rick Houlihan give his now infamous talk at AWS re:Invent 2018 on Amazon DynamoDB Deep Dive: Advanced Design Patterns for DynamoDB.

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Moore's Law is not Ending Soon and the Reason May Surprise You

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Jim Keller recently gave a fascinating and far ranging interview on the AI Podcast. You can find it at Moore's Law, Microprocessors, Abstractions, and First Principles. One of the many topics of discussion was the often predicted death of Moore's Law.

Free Google Book: Building Secure and Reliable Systems

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Google added another book into their excellent SRE series: Building Secure and Reliable Systems. It's free to download, so don't be shy. It's not short: 557 pages and 21 chapters! So what's it about? In short it's about "reliability through the lens of security.".

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Part 2: The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book

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This is the second part of my interview with Alex DeBrie on his new insta-classic: The DynamoDB Book. To read the first part of the interview please mosey on over to The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book. Go ahead. Take your time. It's worth it. Quick Fire Round.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 14th, 2020

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Hey, it's HighScalability time! Who knew a birthday service could lead to an existential crisis? Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the smart and thoughtful world.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 28th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: The Smithsonian has million of pieces of delicious open access content. I ate up this 3D representation of the 1903 Wright Flyer. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen.

How is software developed at Amazon?

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How is software developed at Amazon? Get a couple of prime pizzas delivered and watch this excellent interview with Ken Exner, GM of AWS Developer Tools. It's notable Ken is from the tools group, because progress in an industry is almost always made possible by the development of better tools.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 14th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Visualize the huge scale of Deep Time by identifying key reference points along the way. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon Stuff won't happen.

From bare-metal to Kubernetes

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This is a guest post by Hugues Alary , Lead Engineer at Betabrand , a retail clothing company and crowdfunding platform, based in San Francisco. This article was originally published here. Early infrastructure. Rackspace. Hardware infrastructure. The scalability and maintainability issue.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 13th, 2020

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p>Hey, it's HighScalability time! The top 10,000 most spoken words in English represented by a point in hundreds of dimensions where the distance and direction between points encodes the relationship between words. roadmaps ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the intelligent world. Know someone who wants to understand the cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them.

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HubSpot Migrating ZooKeeper into Kubernetes

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We recently migrated hundreds of ZooKeeper instances from individual server instances to Kubernetes without downtime. Our approach used powerful Kubernetes features like endpoints to ease the process, so we’re sharing the high level outline of the approach for anyone who wants to follow in our footsteps. See the end for important networking prerequisites. Click to read more

A Hybrid Cloud Approach from FraudGuard.io that Handles 50M Requests a Day

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div align="center">. This is a guest post from Ryan Averill at FraudGuard.io. At FraudGuard.io we are a team of just a few developers; all working with our customers to try to make their applications as safe as possible.

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Important Health Checks for your MySQL Master-Slave Servers

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In a MySQL master-slave high availability (HA) setup, it is important to continuously monitor the health of the master and slave servers so you can detect potential issues and take corrective actions. In this blog post, we explain some basic health checks you can do on your MySQL master and slave nodes to ensure your setup is healthy.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 29th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Uber's microservice Graph. Thousands of microservices. Crazy like a fox? Or just crazy? ( @msuriar ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud.

How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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With the enormous attack surface of cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP, why aren't there more security problems? Data breaches and cyber attacks occur daily. How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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Auth0 Architecture: Running In Multiple Cloud Providers And Regions

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This is article was written by Dirceu Pereira Tiegs, Site Reliability Engineer at Auth0, and originally was originally published in Auth0. Auth0 provides authentication, authorization, and single sign-on services for apps of any type (mobile, web, native) on any stack.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 7th, 2020

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: A network visualization of an information operation on Twitter which originated in Russia ( Watch six decade-long disinformation operations unfold in six minutes ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Your support on Patreon is appreciated more than you can know.

Design Of A Modern Cache—Part Deux

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This is a guest post by Benjamin Manes , who did engineery things for Google and is now doing engineery things as CTO of Vector. The previous article described the caching algorithms used by Caffeine , in particular the eviction and concurrency models.

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Give Meaning to 100 Billion Events a Day — The Shift to Redshift

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In part one , we described our Analytics data ingestion pipeline, with BigQuery sitting as our data warehouse. However, having our analytics events in BigQuery is not enough. Most importantly, data needs to be served to our end-users. TL;DR?—?Teads —?Teads

How ShiftLeft Uses PostgreSQL Extension TimescaleDB

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This article is written by Preetam Jinka , Senior Infrastructure Engineer at ShiftLeft. Originially published as Time Series at ShiftLeft. Time series are a major component of the ShiftLeft runtime experience.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 8th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Change is always changing. What will the next 5 years look like? Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 35 mostly 5 star reviews.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 9th, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: @b0rk. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it. Know anyone looking for a simple book explaining the cloud? Then please recommend my well reviewed (30 reviews on Amazon and 72 on Goodreads!)

2019 Database Trends – SQL vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single vs. Multiple Database Use

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Wondering which databases are trending in 2019 ? We asked hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders at DeveloperWeek to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks. Get the latest insights on MySQL , MongoDB , PostgreSQL , Redis , and many others to see which database management systems are most favored this year. SQL vs. NoSQL

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For November 23rd, 2018

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Curious how SpaceX's satellite constellation works? Here's some fancy FCC reverse engineering magic. Delay is Not an Option: Low Latency Routing in Space , Murat ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please support me on Patreon. I'd really appreciate it.

MySQL High Availability Framework Explained – Part III: Failover Scenarios

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In this three-part blog series, we introduced a High Availability (HA) Framework for MySQL hosting in Part I, and discussed the details of MySQL semisynchronous replication in Part II.

What do you believe now that you didn't five years ago? Centralized wins. Decentralized loses.

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Decentralized systems will continue to lose to centralized systems until there's a driver requiring decentralization to deliver a clearly superior consumer experience. Unfortunately, that may not happen for quite some time.

The Anna Key-Value Store Now Has 355x the Performance of DynamoDB for the Dollar

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New databases used to be announced seemingly every week. While database neogenesis has slowed down considerably, it has not gone necrotic.

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2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

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Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? Wondering whether an on-premise vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud infrastructure is best for your database strategy? Or, considering adding a new database to your application and want to see which combinations are most popular?

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. Scrapinghub is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Big Data/AI).

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 8th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: A highly simplified diagram of serverless. ( @jbesw ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 40 mostly 5 star reviews.

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Who's Hiring? InterviewCamp.io has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. Scrapinghub is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Big Data/AI).

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 15th, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Opportunity crossed over the rainbow bridge after 15 years of loyal service. " Our beloved Opportunity remains silent.". Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 1st, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Memory module for the Apollo Guidance Computer (Mike Stewart). The AGC weighed 70 pounds and had 2048 words of RAM in erasable core memory and 36,864 words of ROM in core rope memory. It flew to the moon. Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 22nd, 2019

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Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Van Gogh? Nope. A satellite image of phytoplankton populations or algae blooms in the Baltic Sea. NASA ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

Intro to Redis Cluster Sharding – Advantages, Limitations, Deploying & Client Connections

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Redis Cluster is the native sharding implementation available within Redis that allows you to automatically distribute your data across multiple nodes without having to rely on external tools and utilities. At ScaleGrid, we recently added support for Redis Clusters on our platform through our fully managed Redis hosting plans.

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Who's Hiring? Are you looking to improve how you hire technical talent ? Essilen Research 's free video series can help. Fix common issues in screening, interviewing, closing and on-boarding. Learn how world-class tech companies crush the hiring game!

How DevOps Should Use DBaaS (Database-as-a-Service) To Optimize Their Application Development

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This post was written by Wendy Dessler of The Blog Frog. Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is quickly gaining in popularity across the tech world. These software platform solutions helps users easily manage their database operations without having to really understand any of the abstractions.

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